Health

Goals for Life

What is the project about?

Goals for Life is funded by Children in Need. The 10 week project combines physical activity, peer support and workshops to improve the well-being of young people aged 11-18 years with the aim of improving self-esteem and self-confidence, improving relationships with peers and increasing positive empowerment.

Our project is delivered in a range of environments including schools, youth clubs, young people’s mental health services, and excluded school provisions. We engage young people often, but not exclusively, through physical activity. Our person-centred, non-judgemental, caring approach helps us to understand their needs. The programme and its interactive workshops are co-produced with the group in order that they can work with us to build the project around their individual and group needs.

What difference does it make?

The young people who have attended the programme tell us they now feel more confident, feel more able to manage stress, feel better about themselves and feel they better understand the needs of other people.

How to access the project?

If you would like us to offer Goals for Life to the young people in your School/ youth club or service then please contact either our mental health co-ordinator Claire Wilmot claire.wilmott@nottscountyfoundation.org.uk or our Mental Health Specialist Dr Nigel Plant nigel.plant@nottscountyfoundation.org.uk.

A word from one of our participants:

Thank you for the past 10 weeks. The course has helped my confidence grow significantly, especially regarding doing sports and participating in team sports. I felt really supported from the coaches and all the time they encourage me to be the best version of me. I found the workshop really helpful and help me with my panic attacks and anxiety.

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